Toyota Debuts in Car of Tomorrow Test

Full story: The Associated Press

Toyota made its first official on-track appearance Monday, with Bill Elliott, Michael Waltrip and Dave Blaney all piloting Camrys in NASCAR's Car of Tomorrow test at Michigan International Speedway.
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anderson 24

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Nov 30, 2006
 
1badmk8 wrote:
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They must be assuming you pull for your namesake.....
up in your cold country ??????????
anderson 24

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Nov 30, 2006
 
menards wrote:
But that still isnt true....
And I could give two shits about Michael Waltrip.
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at least erin is a better driver than miachel??????????
Renee

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#66
Nov 30, 2006
 
Oh please, I know you are not stupid enough to say Erin Crocker is better than Michael Waltrip. Only a complete moron would think so.

Let's see, a woman who can barely finish any race she's in, or a two time Daytona 500 champ..... gee, I wonder who's better.
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Nov 30, 2006
 
Renee wrote:
Oh please, I know you are not stupid enough to say Erin Crocker is better than Michael Waltrip. Only a complete moron would think so.
Let's see, a woman who can barely finish any race she's in, or a two time Daytona 500 champ..... gee, I wonder who's better.
I agree, Micheal did not sleep with his boss (twice his age)to get his ride.
Renee

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Nov 30, 2006
 
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>I agree, Micheal did not sleep with his boss (twice his age)to get his ride.
well actually he did. His wife owns his cars LOL

When he won the Nashville Busch race a couple of years ago, first thing he did was thank Buffy for "letting me come race"
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#69
Jan 11, 2007
 
The COT will make the drivers have more controlle. Now Sucky teams can win
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#70
Jan 11, 2007
 
Gordon Fan wrote:
The COT will make the drivers have more controlle. Now Sucky teams can win
Hey there Gordon fan, what is your definition of a "sucky" team? What could be so bad about leveling the playing field a little? They have to change things up from time to time to make things more competitive, not to see who can spend the most money. Would you like it if you knew Gordon was going to win every race before it started? I thank you wouldn't. I say its lots more fun when anyone can win, makes the racing more fun to watch.
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#72
Jan 11, 2007
 
THE CAR OF TOMORROW ISN'T GOING TO LEVEL ANY PLAYING FIELD AND MAKE "SUCKY" TEAMS WINNERS. THE WINNERS OF RACES THAT USE THE CAR OF TOMORROW WILL BE ABOUT THE SAME ONES AS USUAL. HAVING THE BEST FINANCING, PREPARATION, PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT IS WHAT WINS RACES. HENDRICKS, ROUSH, GIBBS AND EVERNHAM WILL BE THE DOMINANT TEAMS JUST LIKE USUAL. HAVING A BODY THAT IS JUST LIKE THE HOT TEAMS ISN'T GOING TO MAKE ANYONE EQUAL. HAVING AS GOOD ENGINEERS, HAVING AS GOOD ENGINE BUILDER, HAVE AS GOOD SUSPENSION, THESE AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IS WHAT WILL MAKE A TEAM EQUAL TO ANOTHER.

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Jan 11, 2007
 
WATCH THE FLAMES wrote:
THE CAR OF TOMORROW ISN'T GOING TO LEVEL ANY PLAYING FIELD AND MAKE "SUCKY" TEAMS WINNERS. THE WINNERS OF RACES THAT USE THE CAR OF TOMORROW WILL BE ABOUT THE SAME ONES AS USUAL. HAVING THE BEST FINANCING, PREPARATION, PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT IS WHAT WINS RACES. HENDRICKS, ROUSH, GIBBS AND EVERNHAM WILL BE THE DOMINANT TEAMS JUST LIKE USUAL. HAVING A BODY THAT IS JUST LIKE THE HOT TEAMS ISN'T GOING TO MAKE ANYONE EQUAL. HAVING AS GOOD ENGINEERS, HAVING AS GOOD ENGINE BUILDER, HAVE AS GOOD SUSPENSION, THESE AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IS WHAT WILL MAKE A TEAM EQUAL TO ANOTHER.
Hi sweetheart!!! Im sorry,ive been busy,hope your ok and give a hug to your wife and friends for geting you back here to us!!! Im so happy,i have tears!! god bless you for hanging in there,we love you!!!!:)
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#74
Jan 11, 2007
 
mindy wrote:
<quoted text>Hi sweetheart!!! Im sorry,ive been busy,hope your ok and give a hug to your wife and friends for geting you back here to us!!! Im so happy,i have tears!! god bless you for hanging in there,we love you!!!!:)
HEY GIRFRIEND, YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN, LONG. I WILL ADMIT THE LAST MONTH HAS BEEN TOUGH. IT'S GETTING BETTER THOUGH. THE WORSE PART WAS ALMOST GETTING PUT AWAY BY A REACTION TO SOME MEDICATION. IT TAKES A DAY OR SO TO GET BACK ON MY FEET GOOD AFTER A TREATMENT BUT EVEN THAT IS GETTING BETTER. THEY HITTING ME WITH SOME PRETTY STRONG STUFF. MY CELL COUNTS ARE STABLE SO ALL IS GOOD. HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING GOOD FOR YOU. I'VE BEEN ZOOMING AROUND READING ALL THE THREADS TONIGHT CATCHING UP.

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Jan 11, 2007
 
WATCH THE FLAMES wrote:
<quoted text>HEY GIRFRIEND, YOU CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN, LONG. I WILL ADMIT THE LAST MONTH HAS BEEN TOUGH. IT'S GETTING BETTER THOUGH. THE WORSE PART WAS ALMOST GETTING PUT AWAY BY A REACTION TO SOME MEDICATION. IT TAKES A DAY OR SO TO GET BACK ON MY FEET GOOD AFTER A TREATMENT BUT EVEN THAT IS GETTING BETTER. THEY HITTING ME WITH SOME PRETTY STRONG STUFF. MY CELL COUNTS ARE STABLE SO ALL IS GOOD. HOPE EVERYTHING IS GOING GOOD FOR YOU. I'VE BEEN ZOOMING AROUND READING ALL THE THREADS TONIGHT CATCHING UP.
Shoot,this is good to hear from you sweetie,it's hard to catch up,i can't,ive been huge busy.....but pleaase if you want contact me so i can send you some funny mail......mindyb233@comcast.ne t
give your wife a BIG HUG and let everyone know that we are all saying a prayer,thanks to "SPEECHLESS" wonderful friend!
Renee

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#77
Jan 12, 2007
 
Oh, and Watch, I don't know what all has been going on in your life, but you mentioned treatment, so I just wanted to tell you that I hope things are going good and will continue to. Prayers to you and your family.
Renee

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#76
Jan 12, 2007
 
WATCH THE FLAMES wrote:
THE CAR OF TOMORROW ISN'T GOING TO LEVEL ANY PLAYING FIELD AND MAKE "SUCKY" TEAMS WINNERS. THE WINNERS OF RACES THAT USE THE CAR OF TOMORROW WILL BE ABOUT THE SAME ONES AS USUAL. HAVING THE BEST FINANCING, PREPARATION, PEOPLE AND EQUIPMENT IS WHAT WINS RACES. HENDRICKS, ROUSH, GIBBS AND EVERNHAM WILL BE THE DOMINANT TEAMS JUST LIKE USUAL. HAVING A BODY THAT IS JUST LIKE THE HOT TEAMS ISN'T GOING TO MAKE ANYONE EQUAL. HAVING AS GOOD ENGINEERS, HAVING AS GOOD ENGINE BUILDER, HAVE AS GOOD SUSPENSION, THESE AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO PUT IT ALL TOGETHER IS WHAT WILL MAKE A TEAM EQUAL TO ANOTHER.
I agree, it's not going to make sucky teams better, but it will give them a better chance. At least it will for the older drivers who are more used to the type of car the COT is going to be. It's going to be more of a driver's car, and not rely so much on aero and technical. It will still have that stuff, but it will rely on driver skill more, like the older cars used to. So the vets who are used to driving cars that way: ie: Waltrip, Jarrett, Jeff Gordon, Rudd, Schrader, Burton(s), Wallace(s)........basically anyone who's been driving for more than 10 years. The only driver from a huge team I see excelling in the COT as it stands right now is Jeff Gordon..... unless you considering MWR a huge team then add that whole team because they've all been driving those types of cars for a long time.
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#78
Jan 28, 2007
 
COT isn't that part of NASCAR! it's not look like stock car race! like Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart said! if they wanna keep COT, got rid of "NASCAR" they need to change it new name of series! NASCAR is for stock car! Not stupid ugly COT! got rid of COT! tell President Mike of nascar to rid of COT or nascar business will turn downhill and hurt business! I will not watch COT with 16 races this season! PLEASE GETTING RID OF STUPID COT! OR IF KEEP COT AND GET CHANGE NEW NAME OF SERIES! NOT NASCAR! MAYBE NASCOT??? OR NASHOUR 24? IT'S YOUR CHOICE!
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#79
Jan 29, 2007
 
I agree with you Chris. make them look like they do on the street...
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>I like when the cars looked like street cars. In the 70's and 80's you could tell the difference between a Chev, Pontiac, Ford, Olds. My favorite was the #9 Coors Thunderbird of Bill Elliot that broke records that are still standing.
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#80
Jan 29, 2007
 
I'VE BEEN READING A LITTLE ABOUT NASCAR'S PLANS FOR UPDATING THE BUSCH DIVISION. THE RUMORS SAY THEY WILL CHANGE TO THE CARS IN THE BUSCH SERIES TO THE PONY CARS, MUSTANG, CAMARO, AVENGER ETC. THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY THE PLAN FOR 2010. IF THEY ARE SMART THEY WILL NOT LOAD THEM UP WITH REAR SPOILERS OR WINGS AND FRONT AID DAMS. IF THEY ARE SMART THEY WILL MAKE THE BODIES FIT A STOCK BODY TEMPLATE AND KEEP THE WEIGHT THE SAME. LIMIT THE MOTORS TO 305 CI WITH A 500 CFM CARB. ON A LOW RISE MANIFOLD. MAKE THEM LOOK IDENTICAL TO THE CAR ON STREET AND THEY WILL SELL OUT EVERY RACE. LOOKING AT THE CARS RUNNING AT SPEED AT DAYTONA YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 160 AND 190. TAKE IT BACK TO THE WIN ON SUNDAY, SELL ON MONDAY DAYS.

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